Southwest Spaghetti Squash Bowl

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
Southwest Spaghetti Squash Bowl

This is a delicious and filling recipe you can enjoy whether you’re on the Nutrisystem program or you’re just craving something healthy and hearty!

If you are on the Nutrisystem program, this delicious dish counts as one SmartCarb, two PowerFuels, three Vegetables and one Extra, making it a fabulous flex dinner option.

If you’re confused about flex meals, check out this article. Need a refresher on Smart Carbs and PowerFuels? We’ve got you covered here.

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 283

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels, 3 Vegetables and 1 Extra


  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup diced white onion
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup black beans
  • ½ cup yellow corn
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. diced black olives
  • 2 oz. shredded cooked chicken breast
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup low fat cheddar cheese


  1. Slice the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds and excess strings. Place cut-side down on a microwave-safe dish filled with an inch of water.
  2. Cook the squash in the microwave on high for 10-15 minutes, until you can pierce the squash easily with a fork. Let it cool for about 10 minutes.
  3. Scrape the squash with a fork to create spaghetti-like strands. Place the strands into a bowl and set aside.
  4. Spray a small skillet with zero-calorie cooking spray and bring to medium heat. Add the garlic, onions and bell peppers. Cook until tender (about 2 minutes).
  5. Stir in the black beans and corn and cook for about 1 minute.
  6. Add the cooked squash strabds, tomatoes, olives, cooked chicken and cilantro. Sprinkle with lime juice, then cook until heated through.
  7. Scoop the mixture back into the squash shells. Top with cheese. Place under the broiler to melt cheese, if desired.
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